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their service now. at least 28 countries, including great britain, australia, canada, the netherlands, and israel, allow open service by lesbian and gay troops. we have no greater allies than great britain, australia, canada, and israel, and none of these countries, not one, reports morale or recruitment problems. at least nine of these countries have deployed their forces alongside american troops in operation iraqi freedom, and at least 12 of these nations are allowing open service and are currently fighting alongside u.s. troops in afghanistan. there's a cost involved in our current policy. according to a 2005 g.a.o. report, american taxpayers spend more than $30 million each year to train replacement for gay troops discharged under the don't ask, don't policy. the total costs reported since the statute was implemented, according to g.a.o., has been nearly $200 million and that doesn't count the administrative and legal costs associated with investigations and hearings. the military schooling of gay troops, such as pilot training and linguist training. we are losing highly-skilled
had no idea what was really going on in canada are -- in kandahar. that was a big alarm. there was a very vigorous and critique of our intelligence work in afghanistan last january raising these same questions. the disturbing thing was that he was there for eight years and we do not know that much more about the people of afghanistan or that much more about the power brokers than we did when we first went into afghanistan in 2002. we wrote this really gloomy report and we did not count on bob woodward publishing it in "the washington post." but he did. this change to the debate in afghanistan in the united states to a degree, combined with some other unfortunate news. the afghan presidential election in august-september 2009. those two events contributed to the white house reviewing or going back over their strategy for afghanistan. whenever you do a strategic plan, used her with a list of planning assumptions. if any of the internet to be wrong -- when every do a strategic plan, you start out with a list of planning assumptions. if any of them turn out to be wrong, then
assembly, which will be held this fall in montreal, canada, where we hope to make our work toward strengthening international standards for aviation security into an actual resolution of the international community and applicable to the entire system. i think it is also important to note that in addition to the organization, the airline industry and air carriers themselves have been with us every step of the way. we have collaborated closely with the united states and international airlines and airports trade associations. we have met with airline ceo's. we met with him shortly after christmas day to explain -- to talk about what security needed to go into place right away. i personally met with all of these leaders and i have also met with the heads of the international air traveler association and also with the ata and they have voiced strong support for the coordinated international approach that we have begun and that will be expressed, we hope, this fall at the general assembly. i think that through that, it is clear that our potential for collaboration goes beyond counterter
are on our southern border. the rest are on the northern border with canada. we are asking for supplemental appropriations to be able to so that wemore uav's, would have 24 hour surveillance all along our southern border, from california all the way over to the edge of texas and mexico. if we can have that 24-hour surveillance, it will help our border enforcement agent. it will help our border patrol to know where the hot spot is. it will be great for intelligence gathering. we are on the cusp, and i want to say that the faa administrator and the border patrol personnel are cooperating now to understand this urgency end to get the pilots trained to perate the uav's. i am very hopeful that we have gotten their attention and that we will be able to use these drones. this is the technology that is a tenuous, and i think it will give us the best chance -- that is the newest, and i think it will give us the best chance for border control. i was very concerned originally about using the national guard, but as a violent end the epidemic proportions of this violence caused me -- this of violence an
on the internet and going to some drugsave.com out of canada and they think it's safe and it's the same i could get at my local drug store and they order it, and it's coming through illicit bad operators, who are preying on america's sick and elderly. . every time f.d.a. goes out there and checks we're finding that on average 80% of those drugs, 80% of those drugs are either adult rated, knocked off or or they're counterfeit. now let's do the math. 13 international mail facilities, times 35,000 average pressure day, that gives you 455,000 of these pharmaceutical packages per day. times 365, now we're in excess of 160 million pharmaceutical packages. we're talking boxes of drugs. not just little ones, we're talking boxes of drugs. and if 80% of that number are counterfeit, knocked off drugs, we're in excess of 132 million. now, of a smaller percentage that the fda -- f.d.a. finds and discover, we have a return to sender policy. that's why i wanted to address this. you can believe that? f.d.a. has a return to sender policy. so here we are, i compliment you, we're going to say, ok, if there's drug
with very diseases. a clinic and ontario, canada, has already created over 130 lines for 11 diseases. this clinic is also working on making lines to address diseases such as autism, schizophrenia. if there are additional funds, congress should invest in this type of a ground-breaking research. supporters of the embryonic research would like to ignore such accomplishments. they would suggest that providing federal taxpayer dollars on its embryonic stem cell research is the only means of getting results. however the accomplishment among adults -- it proves otherwise. i am proud to say that for a decade and a half, this amendment has protected life. this debate involves profound ethical, and moral questions. this is a matter of conscience for me, but more importantly, it is a matter of conscience for millions of americans who are deeply troubled by the idea that there taxpayer dollars may be used to destroy another human life. when there are other proven techniques available. i want to thank you very much for your time and i appreciate the opportunity to testify. >> senator weicker, tha
themselves a viable in canada -- again. that is a decision by a private company. i love it for them to back off from that for the -- i lobby for them to back off. i am not running the private company. it is their responsibility to make the decisions. they did restore some dealerships. it was not much. i guess we are going to find out whether it works for them or not. >> 958. 958? ok. it will be 954. >> what is your plan? what are you doing? >> i took a huge hit from a loss of jobs in from retirement savings. when people lost their jobs, and they lost their health care. then the value has plummeted. they helped create a bridge through. i have been pursuing them every possible thing gulf to try to fight for us to take on the issue of a loss of value in homes and home ownership. much more aggressively than we are doing right now. the third thing is to really try to put our economy back on track. elem not been so much time on it. they are creating jobs through energy policy, putting our construction back to work. that is essentially -- it is not just that they took a hit. the hit is ongoing. pr
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